ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE AT
ETHOS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH GROUP

Ethos Behavioral Health Group—a continuum of integrated mental health care treatment centers in Houston—is composed of compassionate therapists vested in the long-term wellness of the community. In addition to being industry leaders in mental health care, we are moms, dads, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, caretakers and mentors to adolescents. We understand the psyche of individuals who find themselves in the challenging transition between childhood and adulthood. As behavioral health industry leaders, we care immensely about this age group and feel that addressing mental health with individuals in this life stage is paramount for development and wellbeing. The services we offer for adolescents and their families span far and wide across our system of care.

ADOLESCENT INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM

The PRISM Center in Bellaire offers a structured, 8-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents and teens. This comprehensive treatment program can serve as an alternative to hospitalization or a follow-up to residential treatment for those who are experiencing considerable distress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal struggles and other age-related challenges. By providing an engaging and fun skills-based healing process that targets the complex needs facing teenagers, our aim is to encourage empowerment and participation in their own personal growth. We treat underlying core issues with small-by-design group therapy supplemented with individual and family therapy, using the evidenced-based Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model as a foundation to facilitate long-term healing, enhance coping and improve functioning for overall well-being. Programming takes place outside of school hours so that adolescents can continue their daily routines.

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The PRISM Center

FAMILY THERAPY

Ethos Behavioral Health Group recognizes that the adolescent experience is directly tied to a family system, and our approach is one that treats the whole family. Working from a family system perspective allows us to develop unique and specific interventions to help families get back on track. From learning how to manage relationships to developing communications skills, family skills play a crucial role in the life experience of adolescents and their families. Often, we use family therapy in conjunction with individual therapy to provide a whole-person experience to treat adolescents battling depression, anxiety, substance use and other mental health issues. Family therapy is available across all Ethos locations.

ADOLESCENT PROCESS
AND SKILLS GROUPS

Through peer process and skills groups, we aim to help adolescents develop the skills they need to achieve interpersonal and academic success, while also exploring their own sense of personal identity. In this treatment format, a Master’s level clinician facilitates conversations among small groups of adolescents, working to help them develop meaningful insights, social skills and a sense of community along the way. Process groups meet in-person weekly at The Lovett Center in Montrose and Ethos Wellness – Woodway, and skills groups meet weekly at The PRISM Center. Virtual attendance is an option for all groups.

CURRENT GROUP OFFERINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The PRISM Center
Therapist: Tatiana Martinez

Virtual Adolescent Male Group
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Therapist: Ernest Patterson

Virtual Adolescent Dynamic Process Group
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Therapist: Dana Levy

Adolescent Well – Building Behavioral Health Group
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Ethos Wellness – Woodway
Therapist: Ceci Hudson Torn

Anxiety Management Skills for Adolescent Girls
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Ethos Wellness – Woodway
Therapist: Paula Paine

Executive Function Skills Group
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Ethos Wellness – Woodway
Facilitator: Casey Casteel

NEUROFEEDBACK

As an evidence-based and non-invasive treatment, Neurotherapy can be beneficial for many physical and mental health issues facing adolescents, including ADHD, attention and executive functioning issues, learning disabilities, depression and anxiety, PTSD and trauma, substance abuse and many more. Clients often turn to Neurotherapy, which involves training our brains to function in a healthier way, when they are having a difficult time finding solutions for their symptoms or are simply looking for a more holistic treatment option.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

School is an important part of life for adolescents, vital for success and wellbeing in both their present and future. Every teen deserves the tools to thrive in a learning environment. This mental skill set is referred to as Executive Function, and it includes things like working memory, organization, flexible thinking and self-control, helpful for working, learning and managing tasks. A deficit can cause difficulty focusing, following directions, regulating emotions and managing change. At Ethos, we understand the importance of education in the life of any child or adolescent and offer Individual Executive Function Skills sessions in order to support academic endeavors.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Our compassionate admissions team, shared across all Ethos entities, is available to help guide families towards the appropriate level of care to meet their needs by answering questions, understanding each unique situation, and collaborating with patients to craft an individual treatment plan based on a diagnostic evaluation. Service offerings include in-network, out-of-network and self pay options; please contact us to learn more.

TEAM INTRODUCTIONS

The following professionals are some of the key members of our team who help impact the lives of hundreds of adolescents month after month.
  • CASEY CASTEEL, BS, MA

    Learning Specialist

    With a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in psychology and education and a…
  • CECI HUDSON TORN, LPC-I

    Chief Operations Officer

    Ethos Chief Operations Officer Ceci Torn has led an exemplary, long-spanning career in mental health…
  • DANA LEVY, LMSW

    The Lovett Center

    At Ethos The Lovett Center, Dana works to create a safe space for individuals, couples…
  • DANIEL SIMON, LPC

    The Prism Center

    As the Program Coordinator of Young Adult and Adolescent Programming at Prism, Danny works primarily…
  • ERIKA BRIBIESCA, LPC ASSOCIATE

    The Lovett Center

    Erika’s training in school settings, agencies and intensive outpatient programs has inspired her to focus…
  • ERNEST PATTERSON, LCDC

    The Lovett Center/Ethos Wellness

    Award-winning Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Ernest Patterson has worked in the field of addiction and…
  • JOSH ALBRIGHT, RN, LMSW

    The Prism Center

    As a Registered Nurse, Josh has a strong medical background; he has extensive experience working…
  • KRISTEN FRANKLOW, LMSW

    The Prism Center

    With extensive experience working with teens and college-age clients in residential, day hospital and intensive…
  • LAURA BOWEN, MA, LPC-S, MAC

    The Lovett Center

    Currently Executive Director at The Lovett Center, Laura was originally drawn to working in mental…
  • LAURA CHILDERS, MA, LPC, BCN, QEEG-D

    Neurofeedback

    Neurotherapist and Licensed Master Social Worker Laura Childers is board certified in Neurofeedback, a Diplomat…
  • LEIGHA ORTEGO, LCSW

    The Lovett Center

    Leigha enjoys helping her clients replace maladaptive behaviors with more positive coping skills. The majority…
  • PAULA PAINE, LMSW

    Ethos Wellness - Woodway/Lovett

    Paula was inspired to begin her counseling career after leading and working with adolescents at…
  • SOPHIE FRONK, LMSW

    Ethos Wellness - Woodway

    Sophie has extensive experience and a great passion for working with children and adolescents. As…
  • TATIANA MARTINEZ, LPC-I

    The Prism Center

    Tatiana was a long-time school counselor before continuing her training in yoga and the treatment…

CASEY CASTEEL, BS, MA

Learning Specialist

With a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in psychology and education and a master’s in professional counseling, Casey enjoys the opportunity to support and empower students by utilizing their strengths to help them achieve academic, social, emotional and organizational success. With over 20 years in the field of education, Casey has served as a learning specialist, school counselor, classroom teacher, enrichment teacher, teacher trainer and administrator. She taught in public, private and charter schools, as well as in special education schools, and she has worked extensively with students struggling with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as students with various learning differences. At an area private school with an international community, Casey provided counseling support for students and families from more than 50 countries.  With a substantial background in the arts, Casey founded and directed an enrichment business that served over sixty Houston-area schools, where she also taught art, dance, drama, creative movement and yoga. Casey has a passion for helping families, supporting educators and educating others. Learning and teaching are two of her favorite things, and she truly enjoys combining them in order to help others achieve success and well-being.

CECI HUDSON TORN, LPC-I

Chief Operations Officer

Ethos Chief Operations Officer Ceci Torn has led an exemplary, long-spanning career in mental health and finance. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Wake Forest University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in social work with a focus on building behavioral health in adolescents and young adults. Ceci and her husband Chris are continuing to serve children and families with the launch of Camp OTX in the Texas Hill Country, all while raising 5 children of their own.
  • Ethos Wellness - Woodway

DANA LEVY, LMSW

The Lovett Center

At Ethos The Lovett Center, Dana works to create a safe space for individuals, couples and families to explore and discuss challenges in their lives. Dana has experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, mood disorders, life transitions, grief, relationship distress and trauma. She also has prior experience in school settings, utilizing play and talk therapy with elementary and high school age students.

DANIEL SIMON, LPC

The Prism Center

As the Program Coordinator of Young Adult and Adolescent Programming at Prism, Danny works primarily with young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions, using a unique blend of honesty, creativity, and humor to support, as well as challenge young people on their journey of self-discovery, acquiring new and more effective coping skills, improving self-esteem and social skills, and finding career and life direction

ERIKA BRIBIESCA, LPC ASSOCIATE

The Lovett Center

Erika’s training in school settings, agencies and intensive outpatient programs has inspired her to focus on working with adolescents as well as young adults, with a special interest in treating self-harm behaviors, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts. She believes in empowering her clients to implement and maintain restorative change, embracing authenticity, cultivating hope, finding purpose and nurturing meaningful connections

ERNEST PATTERSON, LCDC

The Lovett Center/Ethos Wellness

Award-winning Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Ernest Patterson has worked in the field of addiction and mental health for 20 years. He was previously named Houston Chapter TAAP Counselor of the Year and Elvis Smith Counselor of the Year. Ernest is also a Full Leader with the Mankind Project, allowing him to spend the last two decades traveling worldwide to help men become the best version of themselves.

JOSH ALBRIGHT, RN, LMSW

The Prism Center

As a Registered Nurse, Josh has a strong medical background; he has extensive experience working with a wide range of clinical issues and ages in both residential and outpatient treatment. He is particularly passionate about helping parents understand and relate more effectively to their adolescent with mental health issues.

KRISTEN FRANKLOW, LMSW

The Prism Center

With extensive experience working with teens and college-age clients in residential, day hospital and intensive outpatient programming, Kristen enjoys working with her clients, as well as their parents, to help strengthen relationships and communication.

LAURA BOWEN, MA, LPC-S, MAC

The Lovett Center

Currently Executive Director at The Lovett Center, Laura was originally drawn to working in mental health and addiction treatment after seeing how much people’s lives improved when they found their path. Beginning with her work with adolescents and families, Laura now has over 20 years of experience in the field encompassing all types of populations.

LAURA CHILDERS, MA, LPC, BCN, QEEG-D

Neurofeedback

Neurotherapist and Licensed Master Social Worker Laura Childers is board certified in Neurofeedback, a Diplomat in qEEG technologies and has spent time training under experts in the field. Her work is holistic, taking into account mind, body, habits and relationships, and she is passionate about helping clients ranging from children to adults live more grounded, stable, peaceful and joyful lives through neurotherapy.

LEIGHA ORTEGO, LCSW

The Lovett Center

Leigha enjoys helping her clients replace maladaptive behaviors with more positive coping skills. The majority of her professional experience has been in working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in various settings, including families involved in the Texas foster care system, which sparked her interest in pursuing trauma-informed care. She also spent time as a school counselor, leading therapy groups for children in a domestic violence shelter and providing intensive therapy to adolescent girls in residential treatment

PAULA PAINE, LMSW

Ethos Wellness - Woodway/Lovett

Paula was inspired to begin her counseling career after leading and working with adolescents at her church. She specializes in working with individuals experiencing interpersonal issues, trauma resolution, life transitions, grief, anxiety and depression and aims to create a safe environment in which her clients can experience non-judgemental care, compassion and connection.

SOPHIE FRONK, LMSW

Ethos Wellness - Woodway

Sophie has extensive experience and a great passion for working with children and adolescents. As the first wellness counselor at Memorial High School, she helped establish the wellness counseling program with Communities in Schools in Houston. She aims to provide a safe, supportive, and compassionate environment to help clients realize their potential, their strengths and their courage.

TATIANA MARTINEZ, LPC-I

The Prism Center

Tatiana was a long-time school counselor before continuing her training in yoga and the treatment of trauma. She is especially strong in making connections with young people and, like the entire Prism team, she is passionate about providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and teaching coping and life skills to the younger populations.

Contact us:

CALL: 1-844-54-ETHOS (38467)

EMAIL: info@ethosbhg.com

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